Tag Archives: Gold Medal Pathway

Custodians of Culture

Ski racing is driven by passionate people. We see it everywhere around us. Athletes are driven by lofty goals. Coaches mentor excellence. Our events, clubs and Boards steered by dedicated volunteers, officials, parents and sponsors. The focus of passion is … Continue reading

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Bravo Larisa. Thank you.

The wise athlete knows best. Larisa Yurkiw has proved this both on and off the snow throughout her remarkable career. Continue reading

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Investing in a dream

In the Olympic world, there is financial success for a fortunate few. But the ‘average’ Olympic athlete is in it for the right reasons. They’re not going to get rich. Or famous. Like any professional, an Olympic athlete wants to … Continue reading

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Lessons from the snow: objective review

It may be one of the most misunderstood concepts in sport. Gap analysis is a critical tool to deeply evaluate and improve performance. It’s the final wrap-up of each competitive season and the starting point of a new one. The … Continue reading

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Courageous, but not so unusual anymore

(Updated Apr. 20) In early January, The Denver Post profiled US Ski Team athlete Hig Roberts after his World Cup debut in Soelden, Austria. It was a pretty typical move into the big leagues. Hig earned four starts and didn’t … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: Tough sport, tougher athletes

It was the final day: slalom events for both men and ladies and the race to the wire for the Marc Hodler Trophy to crown the leading junior ski nation for 2016. If only the weather forecast could have given … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: 15 Gates to Glory

We’re an outdoor sport, so adapting to the weather is a constant. Today was no exception. The day dawned to pouring rain, but the forecast was actually promising – with sun predicted for 9:00am. So the planned program to run … Continue reading

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